Mathematics in writing and art: cross-curricular connections and a focus on the sestina

Sestina resources:

“I did not have a very literary background. I came to poetry from the sciences and mathematics, and also through an interest in Japanese and Chinese poetry in translation.” – Robert Morgan

Math and poetry resources:

“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas” – Albert Einstein

Math in art resources:

“A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns…. The mathematician’s patterns, like the painter’s or the poet’s must be beautiful; the ideas like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test.” – Hardy qtd. in “Why Writers Should Learn Math”


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